Volleyballers bow to Georgia

The Lady Vol volleyball team saw its five-match win streak come to an end Friday night, as it dropped a thrilling 3-2 (22-30, 23-30, 34-32, 30-25, 12-15) decision to the University of Georgia.

After losing the first two games, the Lady Vols battled back valiantly winning games three and four, before ultimately falling 15-12 in the final stanza. The Lady Vols record falls to 12-3 this season (2-1 SEC), while UGA improves to 9-7 (2-2 SEC). Tennessee hit below .200 for the first time this year, as the Lady Bulldogs out-hit UT .212-190.

Sophomore setter Julie Knytych's 24 digs marked the highest total by a Lady Vol this season, while UT's 93 digs is its best total of the year. Knytych also chipped in 60 assists along with nine kills and a .421 hitting percentage. Sophomore middle blocker Kristen Andre also played well, recording 18 kills behind a .471 hitting percentage. Redshirt freshman Jennifer Rudy tallied a career-high 16 kills along with five blocks.

The all-time series between Tennessee and Georgia has been one of the most competitive in Southeastern Conference history, as UT now holds a slim 25-22 advantage with the two squads splitting the season series each of the last two years.


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